There is a bit of hoody mania going on over at Under Armour! They have hoodies in every color imaginable and recently had them on sale for 25% off!
One of the newest additions to the UA hoody lineup is the fleece Divide Hoody. See the Under Armour description of the Divide Hoody below:
We took your favorite performance hoody, added a little subtle color blocking, and lightened it up for the perfect amount of protection. Not too heavy but not paper thin either. And if you need to up the warmth factor, the slick exterior makes laying super easy—no struggling or stuffing necessary. And, of course, the soft, brushed underside circulates your body heat for lasting warmth even on its own.
- Super-lightweight Armour® Fleece fabric is smooth outside and brushed on the inside
- Soft, brushed inner layer traps heat for all-day warmth and comfort
- Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat so it dries faster
- Lightweight stretch construction improves mobility for full range of motion
- Two-piece hood with matching drawcords
- Princess seams create a slimmer, more streamlined silhouette
- Exaggerated ribbed cuffs and hem
- Side hand pockets
- 195g Polyester
I managed to score one of these babies in purple and tried it out yesterday on my 6 mile run at Yankee Woods.
Although I see people wearing hoodies all the time, they are not a normal “go to” cold weather item for me. I prefer a more fitted layering system and in the past that was not the hoody design. However, over the last several years, Under Armour has developed a line of hoodies for women that are both technical and fitted. The hoody no longer represents a sloppy, ill-fitting “sweatshirt” but is now considered a fitted piece of technical clothing!
I quickly found my favorite aspect of running in a hoody …… the amazing pocket!
I was able to fit both knuckle lights and my gloves in that amazing pocket! I feel like hoody wearers have conspired to keep this valuable bit of info from me! Is this a secret amongst the hoody wearing community? The best part is that I could have fit much, much more into that pocket had I wanted/needed to do it. For a mom who travels with everything, including the kitchen sink and pepper spray, this was a major score in my opinion!
The hoodie kept me super warm and I was actually sweating within the first few miles of the run. Plus all the stuff in my pocket didn’t bounce or drive me crazy. Win, Win!!!
I did get this hoodie in a size large, which is bigger than I need, but on the same hand it doesn’t look bad.
Since I don’t own any other hoodies, I just went with the size I would normally wear in most fitness clothing. As I look back at the order of my beloved UA Base 3.0 1/4 zip (in black on the left and in blue with Joe & Julie on a wintery run on the right), I see that I’m a medium in UA.
Oppps! Use the size chart so you don’t make the same mistake.
I like my winter layers to be tight against my core so that heat doesn’t escape. I didn’t have an issue with air getting in or my heat escaping the Divide Hoody but would probably size down for my next one for a more snug fit. I love the pink and the yellow; I can’t decide, look at these amazing colors!
You might want to go over to the Under Armour site and browse around because we “might” be doing a giveaway soon. 🙂
** Happy Cold Weather Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz